Loneliness and Disability Report

Front Cover of Someone cares if I'm not there Report

A new report, Someone cares if I’m not there explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves. The report has been researched by the national disability charity Sense, on behalf of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. The report states that one in two non-disabled people (49 […]

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Eye care and learning disabilities

eye care

The charity SeeAbility are collecting information about available eye care for people with learning disabilities. Can you help? Much like The Wilberforce Trust, SeeAbility is a specialist registered charity who enrich the lives of people who have sight loss and other disabilities. This includes learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life limiting […]

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Active Sensory – a real work out!

By Becky Spence Our active sensory sessions are a great way to get some exercise, no matter how much mobility you or someone you care for has. As a fairly new member of staff, I went along to a session to see what really takes place. The session takes place every two weeks in our […]

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#WheresWilbellie

willbellie the elephant

Those of you that follow us on Twitter or have liked our recently established Facebook Page may have already see the little campaign we have been running which called ‘Where’s Wilbellie?’ Created as a fun way of getting the public involved with the Wilberforce Trust, we have been hiding a small, bespectacled Elephant teddy at […]

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Active Sensory Sessions Volunteers Needed

Hi all, We currently have a voluntary vacancy to fill in helping at our Active Sensory Sessions. The sessions are aimed at those with sightloss and disabilities, providing a variety of sensory stimulus, such as coloured lights, soothing music and textured objects to feel. If you were thinking of helping out, your role would include interacting […]

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New Year, New Update

Communtiy carol concert at All Saints Church

First of all, Happy New Year to you all from everyone here at the Wilberforce Trust! As many of you will know we have been busy over the past couple of months with some exciting fundraising activities, not to mention preparing our first Christmas Party we’ve had for all of our workers, volunteers and members. […]

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Wilberforce joins up with other carers in York Jobs Fair to recruit staff

A picture of one of our volunteers, Jane, during one of her weekly visits to Bev, a Wilberforce tenant

The Wilberforce Trust, looking to recruit support workers for its tenanted houses in York and Tadcaster, has joined up with two other care organisations to stage a Jobs Fair at the Monkbar Hotel in York on Thursday 23 October. Open from 8am to 8pm, job seekers can drop into the event to meet Wilberforce staff and […]

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Wilberforce Trust staff make a bright start to National Eye Health Week

Wilberforce Trust head office staff begin National Eye Health Week with 'Bright for Sight' day, paying £1 to wear something 'bright' to work.

Wilberforce Head Office staff started National Eye Health Week on 22 September by paying to wear something bright to work on Monday, funds raised going towards activities for people with sight loss and other disabilities in the charity’s Living&Learning Zone at the Huntington office. The fifth National Eye Health Week (NEHW) runs from 22 to […]

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New courses for people with sight loss and other disabilities; sensory room sessions for adults and children, an art auction and a conference for vision professionals

The Wilberforce Living&Learning Zone at Wilberforce House in Huntington has an exciting programme of courses and experiences for people with disabilities, including sight loss and learning disabilities, for the four months from the beginning of September until the end of the year. In addition, there’s a major conference for vision professionals – ‘Vision in the […]

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